June 19, 2023

CSDE Seminar Series

Welcome to Summer! E-News Published Biweekly During Summer

This summer will remain productive and busy for many of us at CSDE!  But, we’ll also be enjoying some time for rest and relaxation!  We hope the same for you – on both fronts!  CSDE’s e-news issues will be moving to a biweekly schedule for the summer.  Our next issue will be published the week of July 3.  Please send your e-news items to csde@uw.edu by June 29, 2023.  We’ll look forward to hearing from you! ~ CSDE

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CSDE Research & Highlights

Louie’s New Research Highlights the Relationship Between Inflation Hardship and Mental Health

CSDE Affiliate Patricia Louie published “Inflation Hardship, Gender, and Mental Health” in Population Health. The article utilizes data from the US Household Pulse Survey (September–November 2022), to test whether exposure to inflation hardships is associated with greater distress and whether this association is moderated by gender. Awesome work, Dr. Louie!

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Zagheni Presented at ICWSM on Demographic Inequalities in China

External Affiliate Emilio Zagheni recently presented at the ICWSM Workshop on Data for the Wellbeing of the Most Vulnerable. His conference paper entitled, “Demographic Inequalities in Digital Spaces in China – The Case of Weibo” provides the first systematic, large-scale exploration of user counts by age, gender, and location on Weibo, the world’s largest microblogging platform, using data from its advertising platform.

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Rao Presents Research on UN Development Program in India

External Affiliate Arni Rao recently presented a talk on the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Human Development Index (HDI) as part of a National Student Outreach Program in India. Rao’s presentation highlights that the HDI does not take into account development prior to 1990 and the need to improve this tool. Great work Rao!

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Updates from the CSDE Research & Training Cores

CSDE Welcomes Ayala as *New* Executive Director of the Northwest Federal Statistical Research Data Center (NWFSRDC)

During the spring quarter, CSDE welcomed Dr. Sofia Ayala as a Research Scientist and Executive Director of the Northwest Federal Statistical Research Data Center (NWFSRDC). She joins our team of experienced research scientists whose mission is to facilitate population research among CSDE Affiliates and Graduate Trainees. The NWFSRDC offers a secure access-point for qualified researchers with approved projects to conduct research using restricted-use micro data from the U.S. Census Bureau and other government agencies and entities across the U.S.federal statistical system. Sofia assumes this leadership role from our Dr. Mark Ellis, who spearheaded the NWFSRDC’s establishment in 2012 and has been its executive director since then. We deeply thank Mark for his service to the NWFSRDC and the national FSRDC program and look forward to his continued advice to expand research that uses restricted-use microdata at UW and other Pacific Northwest institutions.

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NSF Announces 7 new National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes

The U.S. National Science Foundation, in collaboration with other federal agencies, higher education institutions and other stakeholders, today announced a $140 million investment to establish seven new National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes. The announcement is part of a broader effort across the federal government to advance a cohesive approach to AI-related opportunities and risks.

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*New* Check Out Recent Working Papers on APC ArXiv

The new working paper series hosted by the Association of Population Centers has three new working papers.  You, too, can also add your papers to this listing!  You can read Sam Trejo and Klint Kanopka’s paper on phenotype difference models and what they reveal about genetic effects on mortality.  Also, see Noli Brazil and Jennifer Candipan’s paper on millennials as a demographic bridge towards diversity.  Finally, check out Michael Rendell’s paper on the acquisition of disability after age 50, following extreme urban coastal flooding events.

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*New* Special Issue from the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

The Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies released a special issue! You can view the articles here.

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*New* Issue from the Journal of Studies in Family Planning

The June issue of Studies in Family Planning Volume 54, Issue 2 was just released and can be found here.

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Population Health Initiative is Hiring a Temp Research Scientist for Vaccine Disparities Research

The Population Health Initiative has an outstanding opportunity for a Temporary Research Scientist to join our team. This position is full-time and anticipated to be 11 months in duration. The Research Scientist will be a core member of a mixed-methods study to compare resilient immunization programs in the United States and Canada to reduce racial gaps in vaccination levels. Key activities include measuring and reviewing changes in vaccine equity in Canada over time, identifying which public health interventions or public policies have most effectively improved immunization equity, and comparing findings with a recently completed study of U.S. immunization programs.

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*New* RWJF Applications for Research on Structural Barriers to Economic Inclusion for Children & Families (due 6/21/23)

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is seeking applications for research on how to address the structural barriers to economic inclusion for children and families.  Awards are up to $750,000.  The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has a vision of a Culture of Health rooted in equity where everyone has a fair and just opportunity to reach their best health and wellbeing, no matter their race, ethnicity, or social class. Economic inclusion for family wellbeing is one of RWJF’s central goals and the heartbeat of the Healthy Children and Families (HCF) theme.

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NIH Announces Call for Research on Biopsychsocial Factors of Social Connectedness and Isolation on Health, Wellbeing, Illness and Recovery (Due 6/21/23, 6/21/24, 6/21/25)


NIH has announced PAR-21-350 an R01 Mechanism to investigate biopsychsocial factors of social connectedness and isolation on health, well-being, illness and recovery.  Research areas of interest include understanding differences and similarities between objective social isolation and loneliness, how complex biopsychosocial processes are regulated in the body, what occurs in response to dysregulation, and antecedent processes that influence responses to the trajectories of social relationships. Studies that involve neurobiological approaches—for example, how social or isolated settings influence neurobiological systems,

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NAtional Institutes of Health

NSF Invites Proposals for Centers for Research and Innovation in Science, the Environment and Society (6/26/23 @ 2 PM)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to build research capacity and infrastructure to address complex and compounding national and global crises whose solutions require a human-centered approach. To help generate effective and long-lasting solutions that benefit the U.S. public, NSF is providing this funding opportunity to inform possible future Centers for Research and Innovation in Science, the Environment and Society (CRISES).

The envisioned centers will catalyze new research and research-based innovations to address seemingly intractable problems that confront our society.

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US Census Bureau – FSRDC Presentation Series: “Long Term Own and Dynamic Complementarity Effects of the WIC Program” (6/28/23 @ 10 AM)

On June 28, 2023 @ 10 am, the US Census Bureau is hosting the next installment of the FSRDC Presentation Series. Anna Malinovskaya of Cornell University will present her research titled, “Long Term Own and Dynamic Complementarity Effects of the WIC program.” The FSRDC Presentation Series offers a virtual platform for researchers who have conducted research in a Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC) to share their work. UW’s Northwest FSRDC (NWFSRDC) is one of 33 open FSRDCs in the country.

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CERSE Hiring 100% FTE Research Scientist/ Evaluator (6/29/23)

The UW Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity is a grant-funded center located in the Department of Sociology focused on conducting high-quality program evaluation and research to improve equity and broaden representation in STEM fields, with a focus on higher education. They help meet the challenges of the emerging workforce: recruitment, retention, and advancement of systemically marginalized groups. http://depts.washington.edu/cerse/

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*New* IRS Joint Statistical Research Program Seeks Proposals (Due 6/30/23)

Through its Joint Statistical Research Program (JSRP), Statistics of Income (SOI) seeks to enable the use of tax microdata by qualified researchers outside the Federal government. Such research can provide new insights and advance the understanding of the ways that existing tax policies affect individuals, businesses, and the economy. It can also provide a new understanding of taxpayer behavior to aid in the administration of the U.S. tax system. Finally, such research can lead to the development of new datasets useful for future tax administration research, as well as new tabulations that can be released to the public. 

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Graduate Students – Application Open for CSDE’s Demographic Methods Certificate Program (Due 6/30/23)

Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology (CSDE) is accepting applications to its Graduate Certificate Program in Demographic Methodsfor the Autumn enrollment in the 2023-2024 Trainee Cohort. Students looking to gain demographic skills and population research experience may choose to apply to the Certificate Program, which is the academic pathway at UW to advanced interdisciplinary training in demography and population research. Upon completion, certificate students will receive official recognition of the Demographic Methods certificate on their transcript. 

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*New* NCHS Seeks Solutions for Interoperable Data for Vital Statistics (Due 7/6/23)

On June 14, 2023, ATI published a Request for Solutions (RFS): National Center for Health Statistics: National Vital Statistics System Modernization—New Opportunities for Interoperable Data. This opportunity can be found at America’s Data Hub. The Government is seeking new opportunities for the use of interoperable health data to support timely research and public health surveillance. Insights from this project will help to modernize health data interoperability that can inform best practices for a possible, future National Secure Data Service (NSDS) and the broader data and evidence ecosystem.

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*New* NCES and NSDS Seeks Solutions for Expanding Equitable Access to RDCs (Due 7/6/23)

On June 14, 2023, ATI published a Requests for Solutions (RFS): Expanding Equitable Access to Restricted-Use Data through Federal Statistical Research Data Centers. Information can be found on the America’s Data Hub site. The Government is interested in assessing future capabilities of a National Secure Data Service (NSDS) by strategically examining user demand/needs of the Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC) network and by establishing a targeted pilot program to make funding supports available among underserved communities and institutions.

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IJPDS is Seeking New Editors! (7/7/23)

The International Journal of Population Data Science (IJPDS) has issued a call for editors. If you’re interested in the position, you can find the link here.

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Call for Papers for 2023 PSID Annual User Conference (Due 07/09/23)

The University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research just issued a call for papers for the annual users conference of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID).  The PSID are a fantastic resource for social science analyses.  CSDE can host the PSID within the UW Data Collaborative, if that is of interest.  For more information, contact csde_consult@uw.edu.

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NSF Announces Cultural Anthropology Program Senior Research Awards (Due 8/15/23)

The National Science Foundation recently providing guidelines for submitting Cultural Anthropology Senior Research Award proposals. The Cultural Anthropology Program supports research aimed at understanding patterns, causes and consequences of human social and cultural variation, including research that has implications for confronting anthropogenic problems.

See the guidelines in PDF format

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IES Releases Two New FY 2024 Requests for Applications (8/17/23)

The Institute of Education Sciences has released two new requests for applications for fiscal year 2024 (FY 2024) and invites applications for the Using Longitudinal Data to Support State Education Policymaking Grants program (84.305S) and the Transformative Research in the Education Sciences Grants program (84.305T) with applications due August 17, 2023.

Through the Using Longitudinal Data to Support State Education Policymaking grant program, IES supports state agencies to use their state’s education longitudinal data systems (SLDS) to provide evidence for their own program and policy decisions and those of their local education agencies.

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NIH Releases Limited Competition to Advance Global Health Research (9/1/23)

NIH has released a recent notice of application for a limited competition entitled Collaborative Partnership to Advance Global Health Research, due September 1st, 2023. The goal of this notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is to develop, establish, implement, and maintain a successful collaborative partnership to advance NIH priorities, support NIH collaboration on global health, and advance biomedical research internationally. This program will support a partnership between the NIH and the recipient(s) with the commitment and capacity to help extend NIH research-related programs worldwide.

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NAtional Institutes of Health

Call for Abstracts: 23rd Annual IGSC Conference (Due 9/15/23)

The East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference (IGSC) is accepting abstracts from current graduate students, as well as from scholars, practitioners, artists, and scientists, who have completed a graduate degree within the past three years. IGSC welcomes abstracts globally and from any discipline related to the US and Asia-Pacific region.

This year’s theme is Elucidating the Periphery: Rethinking Neglected Narratives and Novel Approaches. This student organized conference provides an opportunity to venture beyond one’s own boundaries to interface with neglected narratives from peripheral perspectives as well as novel techniques in a transdisciplinary context.

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*New* RFAs from NIH on Social Networks and Health (due 11/3/23)

Two new calls seek basic observational or experimental behavioral and/or social science R01 applications that test how intrapersonal and interpersonal mechanisms of behavior change interact with, influence, or are influenced by characteristics of social networks, with implications for health. Research supported through this NOFO will examine at least two levels of analysis: interpersonal processes and social network characteristics. Projects will identify targets for future social network health behavior change interventions across the lifespan, especially in populations in which they are currently largely underdeveloped and untested

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CSDE Population Research Planning Grants (PRPGs): Open for Applications

Population Research Planning Grants (PRPGs) are designed to provide in-kind support and/or funds of up to $25k* to support a wide array of activity types throughout the development of a research project. As part of our mission to complement, rather than duplicate, other campus opportunities, we will consider funding many more small and large types of activities that will lead to research products (publications, grants, data access sites and data documentation, code repositories, etc.).

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CSDE Matching Support: Open for Applications

CSDE is available to provide matching in-kind or monetary support to accompany a submission to other on-campus funding mechanism, such as Earthlab, Population Health Initiative, Royalty Research Fund, or Urban@UW

All projects inquiring about matching funds, must have a CSDE affiliate who is a UW faculty and will be listed as a PI or co-PI.

Note that we strongly suggest contacting either Development Core Director (Steven Goodreau) or CSDE Director (Sara Curran) to discuss possibilities for your specific proposal before submission.

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